H.Con.Res.313 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian Republic under the name Macedonia.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 04/29/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/12/1992 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East. (All Actions)|
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HCON 313 IH 102d CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 313 Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian Republic under the name Macedonia. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 29, 1992 Mr. MANTON submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian Republic under the name Macedonia. Whereas the name Macedonia, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, has described Northern Greece for more than 2500 years; Whereas Yugoslavian dictator Marshal Tito first applied the Macedonian name to the region of Skopje in 1945 as part of a imperialist plan to expand his empire into Greek territory; Whereas United States opposition to Yugoslavian efforts to claim the name Macedonia began in 1944 when Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Jr., stated that the United States Government `considers the talk of Macedonia `nation', Macedonian `fatherland', or Macedonian `national consciousness' to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic or political reality and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive actions against Greece'; Whereas more than 100,000 Greeks subsequently died in a civil war instigated and supported by the invented Macedonian nation and its inventor Tito; Whereas strong evidence in Skopje of continued expansionist interests against Greek territory includes the 1990 electoral platform of the V.M.R.O., the political party which has the largest number of seats in Skopje's parliament which said, `Elements of the Macedonian nation which live under occupational rule in Greece, Bulgaria and Albania are not an ethnic minority, but just occupied and enslaved parts of the Macedonian nation'; and Whereas United States recognition of a Yugoslavian entity bearing the name Macedonia could politically destabilize Greece and injure our United State's important strategic relationship with this loyal North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the United States should not recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian Republic of Skopje until that government adopts constitutional and political guarantees ensuring that it has no territorial claims toward Greece and refrains from the use of the name Republic of Macedonia which implies a territorial claim against our ally Greece.